Heavy beams, open log fires, antique furnishings and original watercolours – this destination dining pub fulfils the brief when it comes to original features and traditional character. The French-trained chef-proprietor prepares everything on site, from breads to desserts, and local ingredients get star billing on the extensive seasonal menus. Perhaps choose roast breast of wood pigeon with black pudding fritters; home-made steak and kidney suet pie; or sea bass, red pepper mash and chorizo. The good choice of desserts might include sticky toffee pudding, clotted cream, vanilla custard. Wash it down with a glass of wine from a well-considered list or a Lincolnshire ale from Batemans brewery.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: 12–3 6–11 (Sunday 12–11)
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–8.30
Dinner: Monday to Friday 6–9.30, Saturday 6–10, Sunday 12–8.30
Food and drink
Set menu available
Restaurant menu available
Main course from12
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Ramp access available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
Follow brown tourist board signs for pub from A17 (dual carriageway).